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COVID, Climate Change, and Resilient Recovery

The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of crises as the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding existing health, economic and environmental problems. Experts are weighing in on what the pandemic can teach us about climate change and how we can use this crisis to learn, adapt, and come out more resilient on the other side. Below are links to timely articles and information.

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Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020 Resources

Earth Day 2020 has been reshaped by the Covid 19 pandemic. Discover how we can still connect and celebrate the planet while practicing social distancing.

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The Celestia Project: Vision for the Future

Celestia ProjectEarth Day 2015 is just around the corner, and this year Resilient Virginia shares an inspirational vision of the future through our exclusive sneak peak of the ebook on The Celestia Project, which will be unveiled officially by Green Builder magazine on this Earth Day.

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Georgetown Climate Center

logo-georgetown_climate_centerThe nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change. The Center also seeks to ensure that national climate and energy policy is informed by lessons from existing state efforts and that national policies maintain an ongoing role for state innovation and implementation.

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The Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI)

logo-MARIClimate change and sea-level rise pose unprecedented threats to communities across the world, especially the heavily-populated urban coasts. There is increasing evidence that the changes anticipated for the 21st Century will push the climate outside the range known to civilization and into a phase of much greater variability. This will challenge decision-making in all societal sectors, and it will require a new level of preparedness to mitigate the impacts and adapt to the changes.

The Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI) at Old Dominion University engages in research that produces the practice-relevant knowledge needed to address the challenge of climate change and sea level rise for the coastal zone. In doing so, MARI responds to the knowledge needs of a wide range of community stakeholders, including government, military, private sector, and private citizens.

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Rebuild by Design

Rebuild by Design was conceived as a HUD competition to respond to Superstorm Sandy’s devastation in the United States’ northeast region. Initiated by the US

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Resilient Design Institute

The Resilient Design Institute (RDI) creates solutions that enable buildings and communities to survive and thrive in the face of climate change, natural disasters and

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U.S. Green Building Council

logo-USGBCThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) believes we must continuously look over the horizon to foreseeable and unforeseeable crises and see what plans are on the table, what preparations need to be made and what assets are in place. And when these tragedies do occur, we need to deploy the resources and assistance to help communities recover smarter, greener and better.

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Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • Bridging the Partisan Divide with Resilience Solutions
    Date: March 1, 2021
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    North Carolina is emerging as a model for how to move equitable climate adaptation and resilience policy forward in a deeply “purple” state. Join the planners and policy makers who are forging partnerships at…

  • A conversation about climate change mitigation and resilience
    Date: March 2, 2021
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    As a new presidential administration and Congress take office amid compounding historic challenges, Brookings’s Blueprints for American Renewal & Prosperity provides a series of innovative, implementable federal policy ideas to inform a new…

  • Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA) Annual Conference
    Date: March 8, 2021
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    March 8-10, 2021 (mornings through lunchtime) | Virtual this year!

    The Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA) annual conference addresses lakes and watersheds, engineering and life sciences, facilities, maintenance, public works, consulting, academic research,…

  • VA League of Conservation Voters - Community Science Findings
    Date: March 9, 2021
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    Come join Virginia LCV as we partner with the Science Museum of Virginia’s Community Science Catalyst, Devin Jefferson. He will be sharing how the urban design of our community affects air quality, why…

Latest News & Resources

Resilient Virginia News: December 2020

Resilient Virginia News – Dec. 2020: Retrospective on 2020; Looking Ahead to 2021; Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan Announced; Virginia Coastal Policy Center’s Fall Webinar Series 2020; Virginia Clean Energy Summit and the Path to Decarbonization; Local Resiliency Actions Around the State; National Economic Transition Platform Supports Exit From Coal-Driven Economies; more.

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Resilient Virginia News: September 2020

Resilient Virginia News – Sept. 2020: Resilient Academy Webinar Series; Annual Meeting Recap; Annette Osso Receives Award; Local Resiliency Actions Around the State; New Congressional Climate Resilience Reports; Proposed Federal Legislation Supports Resiliency; more.

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